Welcome to Eastern Village Cohousing

Why buy just a house or a condo when you can be part of an award winning green cohousing community in the downtown Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District?

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About Eastern Village Cohousing


Major eco awards

Eastern Village was one of the first residential buildings in the world to earn a LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). USGBC gave Eastern Village a certified LEED Silver rating in September 2005 for environmental performance. In 2005, the National Association of Home Builders named Eastern Village the "Green Project of the Year." Eastern Village won the Excellence in Design Award for Multi-Use Residential Development, from Environmental Design + Construction Magazine in 2005.

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What is cohousing?

Cohousing is a type of intentional, collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their community. The building's physical design encourages both individual space and social contact. Private homes contain all the features of conventional homes, but residents also have access to extensive common facilities such as a courtyard, playroom, and a common house.

EVC Tours, Intros & Videos

If you are interested in a tour or visit at another time, please contact EVCtours@easternvillage.org to let us know when you would be able to visit, how many people are in your group, and what times and days you would be available. We try to schedule tours as demand indicates.

Or you can join our announcement list by sending an email to EVC-Friends+subscribe@googlegroups.com. (You will receive an email in reply. You MUST then reply to that email. Do NOT click the "Join This Group" button in that reply email.) If you subscribe to this list, you will receive three messages per month at most. Once you subscribe, you will receive notices of tours, events, homes for sale, and other happenings at Eastern Village Cohousing.

EVC Video Intro (4 min)
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EVC Video Open House (90 min)
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View a Slideshow of EVC
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Values Statement

Eastern Village Cohousing is committed to inclusive decision-making through consensus and the following principles:

  • we cherish and support diverse ages, ethnicities, interests, abilities, relationships and spiritual beliefs
  • we value ecological responsibility, sustainable design and a balance of aesthetics and affordability
  • we foster interconnectedness, growth, care, communication and respect among our membership
  • we engage responsibly with our neighborhood and the wider world
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Become a Member, Buy a Unit

If you are interested in buying a unit in our cohousing community, please review our Guide for Prospective Residents.

You can also contact EVCtours@easternvillage.org for more information.

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